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blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in, and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west, it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big picture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater, and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look
for their generators. it may not seem like a lot but at this point, it's the only way to get by. superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find just how long the line is. car number 5. 28. light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102. but lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier, either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy
, 66 million americans are bracing for impact. hurricane sandy, lumbering up the east coast and threatening to come ashore as an unprecedented superstorm. it means epic winds, snow, flooding rain from florida to the carolinas, maryland to maine. and the storm is so wide, it could cover two-thirds of the united states. the fierce winds at the center cover an area almost the size of texas. our extreme weather team is in the storm zone tonight and abc's weather editor sam champion starts us off right now from miami. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, sandy is running parallel to the florida coastline, but creating a stir in places really far north from here, like washington, d.c., states like new york, virginia, maryland, have all declared a state of emergency ahead of this storm. even the u.s. navy is taking this storm seriously, pulling 21 ships out of the harbor in norfolk, feeling they'll be safer in the open water than they will be bouncing around in port when this storm comes onshore. so, where is this storm going? let's show you the latest from the hurricane
almost like going for the finish line sandy made a motion straight for the jersey shoreline almost doubling its speed. the east coast is being pummeled with the power of a record-breaking superstorm. >> oh, my god. it's washing everything away. >> reporter: 90-mile-per-hour winds, driving rain, record-breaking high tides and rough surf lashed the coastline. as the storm made landfall in southern new jersey. the mid-atlantic and southern new england shores hit hard by flooding. water lapping at the doors and sea foam piled up high on the boardwalk in seaside heights. in new york city a construction crane buckled dangling in high winds and raising the concern of other construction sites. the governor closed bridges, tunnels and doubled the number of national guard troops deployed. north carolina has been pounded by sandy for over 50 hours. roads have been washed away and this house in rodanthe swept into pieces. throughout the day, sandy was breaking records and had one big surprise, doubling its speed and barreling toward the shore, faster than anyone expected. up and down the east
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